Aalborg University Summer School

**Legacy and evolution of Utzon’s design principles in computational design environment **

The summer school will explore new approaches to design in the line of Utzon´s work, by extending his design principles with the use of computational techniques in a parametric design environment (PerformanceAidedDesign-PAD).

The goal of the summer school is the development of an experimental 1:1 scale prototype of a novel system that sits at the boundary of the typologies of woven and reciprocal structures, particularly promising with respect to material and constructional efficiency.

Our focus will be directed on the joint development and on the design and manufacturing of an architectural body whose formal appearance is determined by the specific properties of the material in use and by the response to a large array of performance factors.

Finite Element Method, iterative loops, in-house developed Grasshopper plugins, and physical models will be used, while constantly looking and learning from the traditional culture of building in wood.

Aalborg University Summer School

Utzon 2.0: Woven + Reciprocal wooden structures

Performance Aided Design (PAD)

28th July -15th August

Utzon Center

Aalborg, Denmark

**Fees **(tuitionfees+socialactivities)

  • 100€ if your university has an Erasmus exchange agreement with Aalborg University (AAU) and you send a signed credit transfer agreement, or if you are an AAU student.
  • 600€ If you have no credit transfer agreement:
  • 1400€ if you have a non-EU/EEC citizenship (nocredittransferagreement)

Accommodation+meals+bus pass : 900€ (optional)

Credits: 5 ECTS

Application deadline: May 15th

Please send an application including CV, short portfolio of selected projects and motivation letter to: Dario Parigi dp@civil.aau.dk

For more informations please visit http://utzon20.wordpress.com

Posted Apr 29, 2014 by Bob McNeel on Rhino News, etc.